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Plausible continues growing fast so we're considering to add a new person to the team. Any good advice / blog posts for bootstrappers when looking to hire the first employee?

I have been self-hosting @plausible since last 3 months. It has been a great experience so far. I'm free from the guilt of
compromising the privacy of my readers. I get the required stats in
one glance. Updates are painless. Read more about my experience:

What is the best way for me to learn how to use #blind #accessibility options? I thought that I could get a better understanding of people's needs by experiencing how they use their computer.

Announcing Emacs Asia-Pacific (APAC) virtual meetup, Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 1400 IST. More details:

@celia I bought from them via Amazon. The guitar (Cort AD810) was actually tested by them before packing. From that I would say the experience has been good. (Buying from Amazon is mostly keeping an eye on the price after checking the graph on Buyhatke, it's a Chrome extension which I enable check the price and then disable).

@celia checkout this playlist from Guitar Chronicles channel

Consider buying it from or from seller on Amazon. (That's where I bought my acoustic guitar).

As we are preparing for the release of #emacs #orgmode 9.5, we need your help: please go through and see how you can contribute 馃檹

RT appreciated, of course.

GitHub Pages "blocks" Google's FLoC now by adding the opt-out header.

I don't think this is any reason to celebrate. #Google pulled two tricks here:

1. It identified all websites that are against this standard, making it easy to rank them worse.
2. Provided a technical solution to a social problem making all the tech elitist feel good by adding a header instead of protesting.

All in all, I feel this header legitimises the standard more and more "because you can opt-out". #FLoC #privacy

I have been using @gnome 40 on 34 beta since last 3 weeks now. The horizontal workspaces have definitely improved the way I use them. Moving windows across workspaces is much easier, you actually get a quick view of all the windows/applications with overview and probably much more, I don't even remember how it was before!

Opted out of Google FLoC on my website with following lines in my netlify.toml

for = "/*"
Permissions-Policy = "interest-cohort=()"

Announcing Emacs Asia-Pacific (APAC) virtual meetup, Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 1400 IST. More details:

Plausible has opted out of Google FLoC!

Visits to our site will not be included when Google determines a cohort to share with their partners for personalized advertising purposes.

We recommend other sites to opt out of FLoC too!

@raghukamath @celia I second that. I have been using it since last year. Given that my work involves building containers, using Kubernetes etc, I never faced any major issues. docker-compose support has been recently added and requires root. But I have been using podman-compose which works most of the times.

We're excited to announce the official release of GNOME 40! After countless hours of work from the GNOME community, this release brings many exciting updates!

See the release highlights at

Or view all the details in our release notes:

#GNOME40 #releaseday #OpenSource

5 big reasons we fail to make effective decisions 鈥 Shane Parrish on Twitter

I鈥檝e taught thousands of people make smart decisions without getting lucky. Here is a thread on 5 of the biggest reasons we fail to make effective decisions.

1 - We鈥檙e unintentionally stupid We like to think that we can rationally compute information like a computer, but we can鈥檛. Cognitive biases explain why we made a bad decision but rarely help us avoiding them. Better to focus on these warning signs something is about to go wrong.

Warning signs you鈥檙e about to do unintentionally something stupid: You鈥檙e tired. You鈥檙e emotional, in a rush, distracted, operating in a group, or working with an authority figure.

The rule: Never make important decisions when you鈥檙e tired, emotional, distracted, or in a rush.

2 - We solve the wrong problem. The first person to state the problem rarely has the best insight into the problem. Once a problem is thrown out on the table however, our type-a problem solving nature kicks in and forget to ask if we鈥檙e solving the right problem.

Warning signs you鈥檙e solving the wrong problem: You let someone else define the problem for you. You鈥檙e far away from the problem. You鈥檙e thinking about the problem at only one level or through narrow lenses.

The rule: Never let anyone define the problem for you.

3 - We use incorrect or insufficient information We like to believe that people tell us the truth. We like to believe the people we talk to understand what they are talking about. We like to believe that we have all the information.

Warning signs you have incorrect or insufficient information: You鈥檙e speaking to someone who spoke to someone who spoke to someone. Someone will get in trouble when the truth comes out. You鈥檙e reading about it in the news.

The rule: Seek out information from as close to the source as possible because they鈥檝e earned the knowledge and have understanding you don鈥檛. When information is filtered, and it often is, consider the (1) incentives and (2) proximity to earned knowledge.

4 - We fail to learn You know the person that sits beside you at work that has 20 years of experience but keeps making the same mistakes over and over. They don鈥檛 have 20 years of experience, but one year repeated 20 times. If you can鈥檛 learn you can鈥檛 get better.

How we learn:

The Learning Loop

To better understand learning, let鈥檚 break it into four components.

Action This process creates a feedback loop so that you are continuously adapting and learning from your (or others) experiences. Warning signs you鈥檙e not learning: You鈥檙e too busy to reflect. You don鈥檛 keep track of your decisions. You can鈥檛 calibrate your own decision making.

The rule: Be less busy. Keep a learning journal. Reflect every day.

5 - We seek optics over outcomes. Our evolutionary programming conditions us to do what鈥檚 easy over what鈥檚 right. Organizations encourage us to sound good over being good. After all it鈥檚 often easier to signal being virtuous than actually being virtuous.

Warning signs you鈥檙e focused on optics: You鈥檙e thinking about how you鈥檒l defend your decision. You鈥檙e knowingly choosing what鈥檚 defendable over what鈥檚 right. You鈥檇 make a different decision if you owned the company. You catch yourself saying this is what your boss would want.

#mjbQuote #Quote #mjbMentalModels #MentalModels #Life #DecisionMaking .

Announcing Emacs Asia-Pacific (APAC) virtual meetup, Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 1400 IST (UTC+5:30). More details:

@hider @celia Aha! Thanks for reminding me that there is 4 finger swipe for workspace switching. Seems to be working really nice with GNOME 3.38. I usually just use ALT+Tab to switch between applications, that's why I keep forgetting about this 馃槄

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